Welcome to The Tao of Garden

Gardening is simply the practice of cultivating plants. People grow ornamental plants to harvest their flowers, foliage, or to get dyes out of them. They are also grown for their overall appearance.

There are also plants that are cultivated for human consumption. They are consumed as fruits, vegetables and herbs for medicinal purposes.

When we talk about gardening the subject ranges from fruit orchards to long boulevard plantings. Gardening practitioners may specialize themselves in growing only one type of plant or they may also practice mixed plantings that involve many various plants.

Gardening requires active participation of the practitioner and it usually requires intensive works and discipline.
Here you'll find many tips and tricks that are related to gardening.

There are various methods, types and approaches to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden. You can find all of them here.

You may want to learn what's the proper way to landscape the yard, choosing the right soil, maintain the plants, growing indoor gardens, and many many more.

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Tips And Tricks Of Composting

The compost heap is like anti ageing for the soil and it operates best for the soil fertility. Some people are very fascinating towards the hot sounding activities of composting and want to play their role in giving back again to the nature.

The best thing about compositing is that you can also apply the tested techniques by the host and the advocates of the compositing.

Balance the ingredients:

The basic thing that must be kept in mind is balancing the ingredients of the composting heap. The single component use in the composting process will not help you out and it will die down eventually. A good variety of materials must be put in the compost heap to keep it alive and in working condition as by nature it is inherited by numerous organic materials.

Frequently check your compost bin for the material is it may happen that one component may be replenished again and again and dominate other materials.

Select the right bin or container:

The frequently checked right bin will ensure the right dynamic in the compositing materials. If the bin is not appropriate and right it may happen that the material inside the container becomes passive by the time. Make sure that the containers are in suitable form without holes, well maintained and free from infestations that may have negative impact on the growth of the composting heap.

Dampen and don't soak:

Put the right amount of water in the compost heap. Soaking can have the negative impact and it is like evil for the compost heap. So do not drown the heap completely in water that will impact negatively on the soil. Also put other humus other than the water in the compost heap so that it can repay you in making the compost heap.

Bacteria needs air:

Aeration is also necessary for the ample moisture for your composting heap. Enough amount of air in the compost heap is essential as it will grow the bacteria that will boost up the process of the compost heap. If you do not have much variety of materials in the compost heap, in that case you must try to allow the enough amount of air to enter in the heap. But keep in mind excess of anything is bad and excess amount of air will over expose the pile and will kill the purpose of good compost heap creation.

Check the temperature:

Ideal temperature is required for the composting process. As the compositing is the natural process you must try to keep it in the required temperature and try to maintain it or else the compost will not grow and process will remain incomplete. Every day when you inspect the compost heap check the temperature with the thermometer.

Have a fixed area for composting:

Try to have the static and fix compositing heap and do not try to move it by the time as it will affect the growing process. Moving the heap will result in the less reaction.

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